Anonymous said to realsocialskills:
What kind of words do we use to describe adult little people and which ones should we avoid?
I don’t think I have strong enough knowledge of that community to give a nuanced answer to this. (Except the usual standard answer about terminology: try to use the terminology someone prefers for themself, don’t make a big deal out of it, and don’t try to convince someone that they’re describing themself the wrong way).
I do know that Little People of America considers midget to be an offensive slur.
Do any little people want to weigh in? Which terminology do you prefer? Which terminology do you consider offensive? Why?